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David T. Rouse, MD

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Background

David T. Rouse, MD is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rouse holds a B.S. with honors in Biological Sciences and an M.D. from the University of Missouri - Columbia. While in college, he worked as a research assistant in neurobiology, biochemistry, and neurology. After graduating with an M.D., he completed an internship with the UMKC Department of General Surgery. He graduated from the residency program at KU Otolaryngology - Head andamp; Neck Surgery in 2005. He is board-certified in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Before joining KU ENT, Dr. Rouse was a partner and physician with Northland Ear, Nose andamp; Throat, PC in Liberty MO and affiliated with the Liberty Hospital. After more than a decade in private practice, Dr. Rouse joined our academic medical center to bring the most innovative surgical expertise to our community-based practice model. His interdisciplinary approach has resulted in strong outcomes for sleep apnea surgery including Inspire, Mohs reconstruction, head and neck cancer, sinus disease, and all other aspects of the otolaryngology scope of practice. Dr. Rouse' expertise expands our general otolaryngology services to include care at the University of Kansas Health System's Corporate Medical Plaza location in Overland Park, Kansas.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri--Columbia
  • MD, Medicine, University of Missouri--Columbia
  • Internship, General Surgery, The University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency, Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • ABFPRS Board Certification, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ABOTO, The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • KS DEA Certficate, Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License, Missouri Board of Healing Arts
  • Missouri Controlled Substance, MO Department of Health and Senior Services
  • MO DEA Certificate, Drug Enforcement Agency
Professional Affiliations
  • Liberty Hospital, Professional Performance , Member, 2018 - Present
  • Liberty Hospital, Medical Staff Advisory Board, President, 2015 - 2017
  • Liberty Hospital, Surgery Advisory Board, President, 2014 - 2018
  • Liberty Hospital, President, 2013 - 2016
  • Liberty Hospital, Quality Performance, Member, 2012 - 2012
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Member, 2001 - Present